Dear membes, Last week at Convergence 2005 in San Diego, Doug Burgum, senior vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions Business announced how they will be sending Project Green to the market. Their strategy now says that it is more important to do the conversion to Project Green stepvise, instead of introducing it as a BIG BANG. This way we will see that the applications will move towards the common goal of ONE PRODUCT. The first wave is going on right now and until 2007. You’ve seen that i.e. both Navision (Rel.4)and Great Plains (Rel.8) has the “same” role based menu-suite. This will spread to the other MBS products. The whole concept of thinking in roles instead than in functions/procedures is a very important part of Green. The second release wave, which will begin shipping in 2008, will build on the first wave’s innovation and apply a rolebased approach to business processes. Innovations released during the second wave will draw on the power of WinFX ™ and Visual Studio® .NET. Doug Burgum also outlined the delivery road map for Microsoft Business Solutions business applications: Microsoft Business Solutions–Axapta. Microsoft will release the Microsoft Axapta® 3.0 Service Pack 4 in the second quarter of 2005. Availability of a beta version of Microsoft Axapta 4.0 is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005 with a release to manufacturing expected in the first half of 2006. Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains. Microsoft will launch Microsoft Great Plains® 8.0 Extensions in the first quarter of 2005. In the fourth quarter of 2005, Microsoft Great Plains 8.5 and Microsoft Business Solutions Business Portal 3.0 will be made available. Microsoft Business Solutions–Navision. Microsoft will launch Microsoft Navision® 4.01 in the third quarter of 2005. Microsoft Business Solutions–Solomon. Microsoft Business Solutions–Solomon 6.5 is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005. Microsoft Business Solutions CRM. The next version of Microsoft CRM will be released to manufacturing in the fourth quarter of 2005. Microsoft Business Solutions for Analytics–Forecaster. Microsoft Forecaster 7.0 will be released in the third quarter of 2005. In the first quarter of 2006, integration of Microsoft Business Solutions for Analytics–FRx® 6.7 with Microsoft Navision 3.0 and Microsoft Navision 4.0 will be introduced. In the first half of 2006, Microsoft FRx 7.0 will be introduced, with Microsoft Forecaster 8.0 scheduled for launch in the second half of 2006. Microsoft Business Solutions Retail Management System. Microsoft will launch a next-generation point-of-sale solution in the second quarter of 2005. But I guess that we will hear much more in the future. Best regards, Erik P. Ernst, webmaster, Microsoft MVP - Navision
Interesting that othere than a few refinements in dates, its basically exactrly what they said in 2003 in Mineapolis
seen that i.e. both Navision (Rel.4)and Great Plains (Rel.8) has the “same” role based menu-suite.
Originally posted by Admin - 2005 Mar 12 : 17:36:21
ugh, hear i heard that that they were going to abandon the new navision 4 outlook menu suite in one of the next releases. The official reason for that … doesn’t really matter … the unofficial reason : because it sucks … [:D]